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    Changing spark plugs

    I am getting ready to remove my intake manifold to give it a little paint job. Bought some primer and paint today, will attack this project once I get some free time in the comming weeks.

    Anyways, this project has made me realise that in order to change the spark plugs on the HR16DE engine, you need to drain the coolant, remove air intake and throttle body, remove the intake manifold. Then you need to replace the seal on manifold. This has to be the stupidest design I ever seen.

    Ive owned over 15 different cars from many manufacturers. Honda, Vw, Mazda, Geo, Mercedes, Volvo, Ford, Subaru, Chevy, Kia and finally a Nissan. I have never taken more then 10-15 min to change spark splugs on any car. Nissan has figured out how to turn a simple task into a job thats gona be over an hour, not to mention costlier.



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    Sounds like a crazy setup...here is a link I found (not in English) that shows the spark plug change. It may be applicable since the engine # is listed as the same.
    Replacement of spark plugs Nissan hr16de Qashqai Sentra Tiida Note Micra Wingroad

    https://youtu.be/VJ4SxbtIfww

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Groleau View Post
    I am getting ready to remove my intake manifold to give it a little paint job. Bought some primer and paint today, will attack this project once I get some free time in the comming weeks.

    Anyways, this project has made me realise that in order to change the spark plugs on the HR16DE engine, you need to drain the coolant, remove air intake and throttle body, remove the intake manifold. Then you need to replace the seal on manifold. This has to be the stupidest design I ever seen.

    Ive owned over 15 different cars from many manufacturers. Honda, Vw, Mazda, Geo, Mercedes, Volvo, Ford, Subaru, Chevy, Kia and finally a Nissan. I have never taken more then 10-15 min to change spark splugs on any car. Nissan has figured out how to turn a simple task into a job thats gona be over an hour, not to mention costlier.
    That's cuz they have expensive long lasting plugs which basically last the whole time.
    Takes a long time to change the timing chain instead of a belt too

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMPUL View Post
    That's cuz they have expensive long lasting plugs which basically last the whole time.
    Takes a long time to change the timing chain instead of a belt too
    That's a pretty shitty defense for bad design lol.

    I was actually worried about this once I saw the manifold up close. My partner had an old Kia Sportage and early Korean engineering had a lot of quirks, including it being stuuupid to change the spark plugs, coils and headlight bulbs. Conversely, my Honda uses the same spark plugs as the the Micra but is extremely easy to wrench on.

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    My 06' Ford you had to remove a bunch of things just to change a headlight bulb. All the spark plugs were along the top. A Micra, totally different lol.



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